A NEW chairman has been elected to represent Tendring Council.

Lawford councillor Val Guglielmi was selected at a meeting of the council on Tuesday.

Mrs Guglielmi was previously vice-chairman of the council. She takes over from Neil Stock.

Fred Nicholls, who represents Thorrington, Frating, Elmstead and Great Bromley, was chosen as the new vice-chairman.

Mrs Guglielmi has been a district councillor since 2007. She said it was an honour to be voted in unanimously .

She added: “I am very proud to have been elected and look forward to a busy year ahead. My theme for the next 12 months will be building a future for our young people in Tendring.”